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Mindless (2006)

Original title: Meeletu

Based on the play "Mindless" by Jaan Tätte

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Feature film | Drama Duration 94:15

Toomas is a successful forty-year-old businessman who makes up his mind to leave everything for a year - his wife, son, and business - and to live in an old farmhouse by a lonely forest lake. Soon a neighbour from the village knocks on the door of Toomas' farmhouse, followed by another one; it seems that everyone from the village come to Toomas for the message they have heard from a mysterious forest maid. Toomas feels the power and spirit of becoming the prophet of truth. Events will take an unexpected turn when Toomas's wife and business partner pay him ...

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Keywords: marital relationships | changing of beliefs | eccentric young woman | brutality | beautiful views of nature | courtroom | cleaning up | mowing with scythe | village residents | signing a contract | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Taska Film
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Finnish, Russian, Estonian
Duration 94:15


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Producer Andres Arro | Kristian Taska
Director Elmo Nüganen
Screenwriter Elmo Nüganen
Cinematographer Mait Mäekivi
Art Director Ain Nurmela
Costume Designer Inga Vares
Composer Jaak Jürisson
Sound Designer Toomas Vimb
Editor Tambet Tasuja
Content Editor Jaan Ruus
Writer of Adapted Work Jaan Tätte


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mari-Liis Lill - Girl | Anne Reemann - Anu | Indrek Taalmaa - Peeter | Aivar Tommingas - Sausage-Jüri | Peeter Tammearu - Meinart | Kalju Orro - Uugu | Helene Vannari - Leida | Arvo Raimo - Eedu

First releases

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  • in cinema: 05.10.2006, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 01.01.2007, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2006, võistlusprogramm
  • Participation, Finnish-Ugric Film Festival (New Dehli, India), 2006
  • Participation, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 2007, võistlusprogramm

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm